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Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s Polar Plunge 2023

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Be Bold – Go Cold

The annual Royal Canadian Geographical Society Polar Plunge returned this year and took place on March 6, 2023.

This year, notable Canadians, adventurers, and RCGS Fellows “took the plunge,” with participants hailing from the Pacific Ocean to the Okanagan, Lake Ontario to the Gatineau Hills, and even Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. The #RCGSPolarPlunge helps the Society raise critical funds for the rich storytelling and engaging interviews featured on the Canadian Geographic Explore podcast.

This year’s fundraising target was $25,000, and over $27,000 was raised. Your assistance helps us to continue to broaden Canadians’ understanding of our country’s diverse human and physical landscapes, better preparing them for an unknown future.

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You can still DONATE here.

About Canadian Geographic and the Explore Podcast

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, publisher of Canadian Geographic, has been investigating the critical relationship between people and place, as well as the pressing issues confronting our country, for over 90 years. Canadian Geographic is a pioneer in storytelling, photography, and cartography, and each issue aims to take readers on a visually stunning journey of discovery.

As the media landscape continues to evolve at a rapid pace, we are constantly looking for new ways to deliver impactful stories about issues that are important to Canadians. Canadian Geographic launched the Explore Podcast in 2019, inviting audiences in Canada and around the world to hear from some of today’s most intriguing thought leaders in geography, Earth science, and exploration.

All funds raised will allow us to continue to:

  • Celebrate Canada’s natural and cultural heritage and explore both its human landscapes and its farthest reaches. 
  • Build understanding about the intersection of place and experience and how these shape us as individuals and communities..
  • Equip new generations with the knowledge they need to become the changemakers of tomorrow.

Each half-hour episode includes an engaging conversation between host David McGuffin and a notable guest, who share personal stories of adventure and overcoming adversity, as well as bearing witness to significant changes that are reshaping Canada as we know it.



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